Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (2001) is a book by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser that examines the local and global influence of the United States fast food industry.The book is divided into two sections: “The American Way”, which interrogates the beginnings of the Fast Food Nation within the context of post-World War II America; and “Meat and Potatoes”, which examines the specific mechanisms of the fast-food industry, including the chemical flavoring of the food, the production of cattle and chickens, the working conditions in the beef industry, the dangers of eating meat, and the global context of fast food as an American cultural export.